Brad Jacobs is chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO: NYSE), one of the world’s largest providers of supply chain services. XPO has approximately 100,000 employees and 1,500 locations in 30 countries, with $16 billion of revenue.
Brad has a unique track record in the business world. He started five companies from scratch and built each into a billion or multi-billion-dollar enterprise. These include three publicly traded companies: XPO Logistics, United Rentals and United Waste Systems. XPO was the 7th best-performing stock of the last decade on the Fortune 500 based on Bloomberg data, and all three companies were “ten-baggers,” with their share prices rising more than 1,000% from the time Brad took control.
Over the course of his career, Brad has completed approximately 500 acquisitions, raised more than $25 billion of debt and equity capital, and created icons of business excellence. XPO is an innovation leader with an emphasis on intelligent technology and data science. United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world and United Waste Systems was the 5th largest solid waste management company in North America.
Brad was ranked 10th on Barron's list of the World's Best CEOs for 2018.